Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


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EXCLUSIVE: Williamson Promises "Hard R" Take on "RoboCop" in New Ongoing Series

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson spoke exclusively with CBR about BOOM! Studios' new "RoboCop" comic, a "hardcore, gritty crime drama."

Paolo Rivera Illustrates "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Eisner winner Paolo Rivera renders the "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" cast for the ABC series' latest promotional art piece, teasing next week's episode.

DC Deploys "New Suicide Squad" in July with Ryan & Roberts

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Deathstroke, Black Manta and Joker's Daughter will join "New Suicide Squad" in July, from the creative team of Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts.

Tancharoen & Whedon Detail the Fateful Post-"Winter Soldier" "Agents of SHIELD"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" had a big impact on "Agents of SHIELD," and the showrunners talk the Clairvoyant reveal and that final scene. MAJOR SPOILERS!

Matt Fraction Talks Collaborating with his Son on an "Adventure Time" Story

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction shares with CBR News the experience of successfully pitching an "Adventure Time" comic book story with his six-year-old son.

Remender Promises a "Major Status Quo Change" for "Captain America"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" a certified box office hit, writer Rick Remender talks to CBR News about Steve Rogers' comic book future. UPDATED with new art from May's issue #20.

Alex Ross, Mike Allred and More Cover the "Death of Archie"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Life With Archie" #36 and #37 will feature 12 different covers, from artists including Alex Ross, Mike Allred, Cliff Chiang and more.

Riverdale Prepares for "Life Without Archie" Following His "Very Heroic" Death

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater discusses the company's titular character's "sudden and shocking" death in July's "Life With Archie" #36.

OFFICIAL: "Captain America 3" to Challenge "Man of Steel 2" on May 6, 2016

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel has made it official that the third "Captain America" film will open against DC icons Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in May 2016.

Feige Unlocks the Major "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Developments

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In a spoiler-filled interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discusses the big reveals of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Feige Forecasts "Drastic" Changes Brought by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talks to CBR News about testing Steve Rogers' loyalties in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Adds Knoxville, Shalhoub

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Johnny Knoxville will voice Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub will voice Splinter in this August's live-action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film.

"Community" Aims to 'Tell a Real Story' with Animated "G.I. Joe" Homage

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Tonight's "Community" may place the cast in the animated world of "G.I. Joe," but Executive Producer Chris McKenna says there's a real story behind it.

Soule Looks to Subvert Expectations with "Superman: Doomed"

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule discusses his DC Comics slate, and how his current busy comic book writing schedule is "literally a dream come true."

Latest "Original Sin" Teaser Asks, "Who Returns From Beyond?"

Wed, April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The third of four "Original Sin" teasers unveiling this week strongly suggests a character will make a return in this year's Marvel event.

"Son of Batman" to Debut at WonderCon, New Clip and Pictures Released

Wed, April 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The latest clip from direct-to-video DC animated feature "Son of Batman," premiering later this month in Anaheim, features Batman and Killer Croc.

Toby Kebbell Reportedly Near Doctor Doom Role for 2015's "Fantastic Four"

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot appears to have its primarily villain, with a report saying 31-year-old Toby Kebbell is close to a deal.

EXCLUSIVE: Slott & Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 Hits 500k Orders + Preview

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker's return has resulted in a reported sales landmark, and CBR has exclusive details and the first look inside issue #1.

Scott Snyder Enters the Third Act of the "Batman" Story that "Terrified" Him

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Snyder discusses the upcoming "Zero Year" finale, overcoming anxiety that came with revisiting Batman's origin and his plan to stay on until Issue #50.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Peter Bergting Joins "Baltimore" for "The Witch of Harju"

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Portent" artist Peter Bergting discusses joining "Baltimore" at Dark Horse Comics, and collaborating with one of his artistic idols, Mike Mignola.